I'm glad you clearly identified this as opinion. If you were in IT with Windows 95 and 10 years ago with XP, you're not working your way in to IT. You're in it.
I think what you said is nonsense. If you said that in an interview I would end it as soon as you were finished talking. You would cost the organization a fortune in downtime and lost productivity if you honestly believe that.
Without a doubt there are lazy people in all occupations and corners of the world, IT generally is NOT one of them. Though there are lazy programmers
Enterprises do not migrate production environments to the latest greatest OS or even application upgrades on a whim, without planning, testing, and ROI evaluation. I find all of your post to be absurd. Seriously. If you're truly working your way through IT, you really need to take a step back from the evangelism podium and re-evaluate.
>>many egos are being shattered after the older generation finds out they're just not needed anymore, and that kids can fix their own devices after something goes wrong.<<
roflmao, stop. please. 1st Tier Help Desk does not equal IT Sector or datacenter. Sorry if that sounds holier than thou.
>>Now with Windows 8, you rinse, lather, and repeat.<<
You have absolutely outdone yourself this time Dot.
Indeed. That's part of the problem with the IT sector...someone talks sense, and they get in a huff.
Believing that people are lazy and need a kick in the pants to actually do work would lead to downtime and lost productivity?
I'm shocked by the insinuation that making people work would lead to less work getting done. Did you actually bother reading what Dot wrote and what you wrote before hitting the post button? It doesn't look like it to me.
Indeed, there are quite a few lazy people in the world in all fields. Having spent my time in the IT trenches, and engineering trenches, QA trenches, and even some time in the programming trenches I can say that my observation matches with Dot's. Typically the IT folks are the ones that moan the loudest about change, and lament having to actually do research and keep up on product changes.
They want things to remain static and not change since that gives them less work to do.
Then again I expect an insult filled reply or a 'nuh uh' your wrong, or to be ignored entirely. It's part of why I'm so effective oddly enough. People ignore me...until a point is reached when they are like 'Holy %$#$, he was right."
It's the story of my life. It's frustrating and irritating, but ultimately ends up working out just fine every single time.